College Week and Coffee-Hour Minutes

  • To submit an announcement: Email your announcement information to College Week by Thursday at noon to be printed in College Week for the following week.
  • To submit an event: Use the online submission form. Events submitted by Tuesday morning each week will be posted to the website calendar within two days and considered for College Week for the following week.
  • To announce in Coffee-Hour Minutes: If you would like to submit information, please send to by Thursday at 9:00 pm. Please make sure submissions are brief and ready to print. All events will be formatted to fit into a calendar (date, time, location) and submissions are subject to editing.

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS are added all the time to the online events calendar—share them, add them to your calendar, enjoy them! To have your event/program added to the calendar, please use the online submission form.


  • End-of-Term Announcements were sent to your student email account on November 24. Please be sure to read through these important messages pertaining to fall checkout and spring return.

Academic Services Announcements

  • Bennington’s nominee for the DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE will be awarded $10,000 in support of a project to be completed this summer. Applications are due January 15.

Please see Noelle Murphy with questions pertaining to grants and study abroad.

FWT/CDO Announcements

  • The FWT Office is actively reviewing all submitted registrations for FWT 2015. As Fall term comes to end, please remember to check your Bennington email for important information on FWT confirmations and requirements. Students wishing to add a primary job to their already-registered FWT may do so by submitting the necessary information to the FWT & CDO through WorkLink no later than Friday, January 16, 2015. Happy holidays!


Cooper's Corner

Got questions? Ask Tina!
  • One of the comments received at the first Town Hall was: "Why is the bookstore so expensive?"
    Well, we asked Teresa Sholes, who almost single-handedly runs the bookstore on campus. This is what she said: “I have been working to review prices and have found a number of items where pricing was able to be reduced. During the review, the price of many items available in the bookstore were found to be below suggested retail prices. Also, a comparison of prices was made to other local convenience and grocery stores as well to online vendors. On average, the Bennington College Bookstore prices are at, or below, the competition’s pricing. To stay competitive, the retail price of all stock is now reviewed each time new inventory is received.”
    From my corner to yours. -Tina

Weekly Announcements

  • Space is still available on some shuttles for End of Term, however a late fee of $10 will be assessed for signing up after the deadline. Contact Tina Cooper in Student Life to see if space is still available View shuttle schedule.
  • LONGMEADOW HOUSE is currently accepting applications for Spring 2015. Please pick up an application at the front desk in the Student Life office. This application is open only to second, third, and fourth year students and is due December 8 by 5:00 pm to the Student Life office. Late applications will not be considered. Please feel free to email with any questions.
  • BOOK BUYBACKS will take place in the Bookstore from Monday, December 8 to Friday, December 12, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and Monday, December 15, 8:30 am-4:00 pm. While you’re there, pick up a College ornament or local maple syrup to take home for your family. The bookstore has grade A and dark amber, some of which was produced on campus!
  • RESOLVING FIELDS is a showcase of the work completed by students in the Advanced Printmaking Research and Group Exhibition class. They invite the community to come and see what they’ve been working on for the term. The Opening Reception is Wednesday, December 3, at 7:00 pm in the Vermont Arts Exchange Mill Gallery. It will run through January 16, 2015.
  • The Office of Student Life has BOXES AVAILABLE to students for packing. Please stop in to pick up boxes as needed.
  • If you’re going to be in NYC for FWT and are in need of supplemental hours and/or like, volunteer for the BENNINGTON ALUMNI 24 HOUR PLAYS on January 19, 2015! We need backstage crew and administrative help. Email to sign up.
  • Members of the “Beginning Potter’s Wheel” class are SELLING MUGS in order to buy winter clothing for Syrian and Palestinian refugee children in Jordan. Join them in Down Commons during lunchtime on Thursday, December 11 and buy some beautiful, handmade mugs. Please contacts Sharon Batamuriza if you have any questions.